Fred Kewley (c.1897-1917)

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Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

KEWLEY, FRED. Private. No 235292. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Eldest son of Thomas Arthur and Frances Kewley, Holme Mill Cottages, Marsden. Attended Lingards Wood Bottom Sunday School. Employed as a woollen piecer by Messrs Charles Lockwood and Sons Limited, Black Rock Mills, Linthwaite. Enlisted November 1916. Embarked for France 1.3.1917. Was wounded and taken prisoner during the Battle of Arras on 3.5.1917. Taken to Cassel, Germany. He wrote home in June, 1917, stating that he was wounded in the leg and was a prisoner in Germany. Died of wounds as a Prisoner of War at Cassel, Germany, on 10.10.1917, aged 20 years. Buried NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY, CASSEL, GERMANY. Grave location:- Plot 9, Row C, Grave 9.
ROH:- Marsden War Memorial; St. James' Church, Slaithwaite.
Brother of Private NORMAN KEWLEY who died as a Prisoner of War in Germany, 1.12.1918.

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